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Karen Hale

Karen Hale

"Using the basic elements of color, design, and texture, I create a vibrant and opulent canvas which both pleases and stimulates the art lover. The absence of recognizable objective forms leads you on your own journey of discovery."

Karen Hale's artist father taught her to use power tools by the time she was eleven, while her mother taught her the home arts. Her fascination with materials even at that early age led to her artistic growth. Today, she is able to look anywhere around her and see line, form, and texture, and to transfer these ideas to a canvas. The ability to use layered color brings each piece to a captivating conclusion.

Hale constructs her paintings with layers of thick and thin color that is washed, glazed, or scumbled, In her Serenity Series, she use the smooth canvas to let the colors work, flow, and interact with each other. She may use acrylic paints, mediums, papers, fabric, metallic leafing, chalk pastels, or graphite. The results are a delight of color and texture, resulting in depth that draws the viewer in.

Karen Hale has been a professional artist for more than 45 years. She learned at her father's side, and even though she has no formal training, she has demonstrated a natural mastery of the arts. Over the years, she has worked in many art forms and therefore has the understanding of how various materials work together--and she dares to try.

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Go Pink
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Wild Garden 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
A Sign of Spring
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Country Warmth
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
Soft Sounds 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
In A Single Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
Calm Waters
Acrylic Painting

$ 650
A Moment Suspended
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
Fanciful
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Eager to Shine
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 300
Find Your Way
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
On Impulse
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Morning Hues
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Land and Sky
Acrylic Painting

$ 98
Of Other Times
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,900
Elevated Spirit
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,300
Out of the Depths
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 4,400
Grounded In Gold
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,875
Solitary Scene
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,875
Salt Air
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Artscape 6
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Artscape 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Artscape 3
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Captured II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Garden Poetry
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Make Believe
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 250
Autumn Glory
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
Which Way
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
Seems Right
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Look Around
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Whispered Thoughts
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Where There is Quiet
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,550
Come Away
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
Speak Quietly
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
Clearing Storm
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Beyond Reach
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Determined
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
On Reflection
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Remnants
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,400
Harmony and Peace
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Sitting Pretty
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,200
Perfect Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 550
Ease Into Day
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,760
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Spring Warmth by Karen  Hale (Acrylic & Pastel Painting)
Spring Warmth
Acrylic & Pastel Painting

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A Breath of Spring 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
A Breath of Spring 2
Acrylic Painting

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A Breath Of Spring 1 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
A Breath Of Spring 1
Acrylic Painting

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Salty Breeze by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Salty Breeze
Acrylic Painting

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Taking A Breath by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Taking A Breath
Acrylic Painting

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A Fist Full of Flowers by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
A Fist Full of Flowers
Acrylic Painting

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Cerulean Sky by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Cerulean Sky
Acrylic Painting

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Liquid Melody No.2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Liquid Melody No.2
Acrylic Painting

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Deep Blue by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Deep Blue
Acrylic Painting

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Passing Storm 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Passing Storm 2
Acrylic Painting

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Liquid Melody No.1 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Liquid Melody No.1
Acrylic Painting

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Washed Shore by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Washed Shore
Acrylic Painting

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Rise Up 3 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Rise Up 3
Acrylic Painting

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Rise Up 4 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Rise Up 4
Acrylic Painting

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Happy Mood 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Happy Mood 2
Acrylic Painting

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Blue Sealight by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Blue Sealight
Acrylic Painting

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Somewhere by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Somewhere
Acrylic Painting

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Rise Up 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Rise Up 2
Acrylic Painting

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Happy Mood 1 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Happy Mood 1
Acrylic Painting

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Small Gem by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Small Gem
Acrylic Painting

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Rise Up 1 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Rise Up 1
Acrylic Painting

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On a Journey by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
On a Journey
Painted Wall Sculpture

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Wild Garden by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Wild Garden
Painted Wall Sculpture

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Wisp of an Echo by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Wisp of an Echo
Painted Wall Sculpture

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Autumnal 1 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Autumnal 1
Acrylic Painting

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Autumnal 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Autumnal 2
Acrylic Painting

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Changes 1 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Changes 1
Acrylic Painting

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Changes 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Changes 2
Acrylic Painting

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Riverside by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Riverside
Acrylic Painting

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Interlude 1 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Interlude 1
Acrylic Painting

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Lyrical 1 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Lyrical 1
Acrylic Painting

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Night Shift by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Night Shift
Painted Wall Sculpture

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Long View II by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Long View II
Acrylic Painting

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Autumn by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Autumn
Acrylic Painting

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Dots and Dashes 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Dots and Dashes 2
Acrylic Painting

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Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Karen Hale - One Woman Show, Sutter Creek, CA, Amador Arts Gallery, 2013
Palo Alto Festival of the ARts, Palo Alto, CA, USA, University AVe,, 2007-2014
Emerging Artist, New York City, New York, USA, Art Business News, 2007
Stanford Art Spaces, Palo Alto, CA, USA, Stanford University, 2004
Collections
La Quinta Arts Festival, Civic Center Campus, La Quinta, CA, USA, 2007-2014